Aussies suffer injury scare ahead of Kiwi opener

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Wellington:The depleted Australian cricket side suffered a further setback on the eve of the opening match against New Zealand with Brett Lee suffering a leg injury.

The bowling spearhead was taken to hospital for scans on his left knee and ankle after catching his sprigs in the outfield during fielding practice on Thursday.

After being treated on the field by team medical staff, Lee was taken away for further examination.

If he is ruled out of the opening match in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series on Friday, the Australians will be missing another key player alongside resting captain Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and the injured Andrew Symonds.

Batsman Michael Clarke is also in doubt after arriving in New Zealand on Wednesday with a hip problem.


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